Agenda: Commission Meeting March 15-16, 2017

Idaho Fish and Game Commission
Annual Meeting
March 15-16, 2017

Idaho Department of Fish and Game - Headquarters - Boise
600 South Walnut, Boise, ID, 83712
Trophy Room and other locations as stated below

Note: Times on the agenda are approximate and subject to change.
MARCH 15 - Location: 720 East Park Blvd., Boise, Idaho – Main Auditorium
8:30 a.m.   Southwest Region Field Tour (information to follow)
5:15 p.m.   Dinner
7:00 p.m.   Public Hearing
Location: Washington Group Plaza Complex
Main Auditorium
720 East Park Blvd.
Boise, ID
Note: Meetings of the Commission during field trips/tours and catered meals (lunches/dinners) are open to public attendance, but additional arrangements may be involved for those who wish to attend. For more information on such arrangements, please contact Mary Boyer at (208) 334-3771. During field trips and catered meals, the Commission may engage in brainstorming activities and informal discussions of regional and general interest, but the Commission will not take up any item for action.


MARCH 16 - Location: 600 S. Walnut, Boise, Idaho – Trophy Room
8:00 a.m.   Posting of the Colors and Pledge of Allegiance
– Idaho Department of Fish and Game Honor Guard
8:00 a.m. 1.

Opening Comments
– Brad Corkill, Commission Chairman

8:05 a.m. 2. Agenda Changes
– Brad Corkill, Commission Chairman
8:10 a.m. 3. Review of Public Comment
– Brad Corkill, Commission Chairman
8:35 a.m. 4. Consent Calendar (Action Requested by Department)
  1. Minutes
  2. Financial Report
TIME 5. Action Items for Commission Approval (Actions Requested by Department)
8:45 a.m.   A. Season Setting: Spring Chinook
– Jim Fredericks, Chief, Fisheries
9:00 a.m.  

B. St. Maries Property Sale to Idaho Department of Lands
– Gregg Servheen, Wildlife Program Coordinator

9:15 a.m.   C. Season Setting: Deer, Elk Pronghorn, Bear, Mountain Lion and Wolf
– Jon Rachael, State Wildlife Manager
10:15 A.M. - BREAK
10:30 a.m.   C. Season Setting: Deer, Elk Pronghorn, Bear, Mountain Lion and Wolf - continued
– Jon Rachael, State Wildlife Manager
11:00 a.m. 6. Legislative Update
– Sharon Kiefer, Deputy Director
11:20 a.m. 7. Idaho Fish and Wildlife Foundation
  1. IFWF Update
  2. Selection of Commission Liaison to IFWF (Action Item)
– Hilarie Engle, Foundation Development Coordinator
11:30 a.m. 8.

Migratory Game Bird Briefing
– Jeff Knetter, Upland Game & Migratory Bird Coordinator

11:40 a.m. 9.

Wolf Management Plan Update (Information Only)
–Jim Hayden, Wildlife Staff Biologist

11:45 a.m. 10.

Hunter Education Instructor Awards
– Evin Oneale, Regional Conservation Educator

12:00 - LUNCH
1:00 p.m. 11. Multiple Peril Crop Insurance (Information Only)
–Sal Palazzolo, Wildlife Program Coordinator
1:20 p.m. 12.

Non-biological Rulemaking Proposals (Information Only)
– Jon Rachael, State Wildlife Manager

1:40 p.m. 13.

Director’s Report
– Virgil Moore, Director

2:00 p.m. 14.

Commissioner Reports
– Virgil Moore, Director

2:30 p.m. 15.

Executive Session I.C. 74-206 (1)(b)(c)(f)